Nov 172014
 

Khalid Muhammad

Welcome to Khalid Muhammad with his novel, Agency Rules! This episode features a fascinating look at a spy thriller set in Pakistan. Please join us for an intriguing interview with Khalid and some surprising insight into an area many of us know little about.

 

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 Khalid Muhammad

Khalid picBy day, Khalid Muhammad is a mild-mannered business executive keeping himself busy running a marketing and brand management company. He takes someone else’s product and creates concepts, ideas and brand stories—things that make consumers want to buy, invest and save their hard-earned money.

By night, his alter ego emerges; one that has a penchant for sadistic retribution towards those who have wronged him, and that spends its time devising intricate and detailed plans for a nefarious end.

If he hopes to continue to have friends and family, though, he has to keep his alter ego under control.

So, Khalid chooses to write novellas, novels and short stories to let the wickedness escape; the other option means a great deal of blood, numerous torture implements and…well, infinite ways to dump a body. The writing is better for everyone involved and less dangerous for the guilty… until he writes them into another story.

 You can find Khalid at these links:

Website  | Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon

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Jul 032014
 

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Dave Robison was the first person to welcome Carla and Maer to the literary podcasting community. Warm and very giving of his time and support, Dave is one of those people you just want to hang out with. He’s fun, he’s effervescent and he is the guiding light behind The Roundtable Podcast. Dave is a lively host on his own podcast and he’s a delight to have as a guest on MythBehaving. Currentlty collaborating on a novel, he and his guests share literary advice on their show. And he brought some of that knowledge to share with MythBehaving, so don’t miss this super fun episode!

 

 

About Dave Robison

Dave Robison has indulged in creative pursuits all his life, frolicking gleefully in the visual, literary, and performing arts. He has embraced the digital age, using all the wonderful media innovations that come with it to indulge his one true passion in life: storytelling. Dave is the founder and co-host of the Roundtable Podcast, a weekly podcast that invites writers and authors to brainstorm story ideas in the eternal quest for literary gold. He’s also a vocal performer, lending his buttery man-voice to the narration of audiobooks as well as fiction podcasts, including Escapepod, Pseudopod, Podcastle, The Drabblecast, and many more.

His life philosophy is “You find what you’re looking for” and Dave has set his sights high. He’s currently collaborating with three other authors in a groundbreaking shared-world novel titled “Chasing the Devil: Memoirs of a Reluctant Pirate” due out in 2015 from Antimatter Press. Also in 2015, he’ll be launching a publication/media salon (tentatively title “Wonderthing Studios”) dedicated to exploring new ways to facilitate and foster collaboration between artists of all disciplines.

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Mar 282014
 

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Today’s special guest is the gifted and fun S.R. Mallery. Sarah is the author of short stories and her debut Historical novel, Unexpected Gifts, is a fascinating look at several generations in one family. From Woodstock to Ellis Island, she captures the essence of what made people who they were in each generation. Sarah is also one of the reviewers here at MythBehaving Let’s find out more about Sarah!

 

 

 

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S.R. Mallery

S.R. Mallery has worn various hats in her life.

First, a classical/pop singer/composer, she moved on to the professional world of production art and calligraphy. Next came a long career as an award winning quilt artist/teacher and an ESL/Reading instructor.

Her short stories have been published in Descant 2008,Snowy Egret,Transcendent Visions, The Storyteller, andDown In the Dirt.

Unexpected Gifts, her debut novel, is currently available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Sewing Can be dangerous and Other Small Threads, her collection of short stories, has just launched on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

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Mar 122014
 

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Today’s special guest is debut author Rick Campbell, with his fascinating submarine thriller, The Trident Deception. Please join us for a behind-the-scene look at this new author and his intriguing novel.

 

 

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Rick Campbell

A native of Cocoa, Florida, Rick attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and spent over thirty years in the Navy. His tours of duty include four nuclear powered submarines, the Pentagon, and the Undersea Weapons Program Office. On his last submarine, he was one of the two men whose permission was required to launch its twenty-four nuclear warhead-tipped missiles.

Rick considered writing for many years, and as he approached retirement from the Navy, he wrote The Trident Deception, a novel that draws on his extensive knowledge of submarine warfare.

Rick lives with his family in the Washington, D.C. area, where he is working on the sequel to The Trident Deception, due out from St. Martin’s Press in 2015.

 

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Mar 032014
 

my picToday I’m pleased to welcome Patricia C. Lee to the show. Pat is loads of fun and so are her Urban Fantasy books. Please join us for an entertaining interview!

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Pat has had a love affair with the written word since childhood, many times immersing herself in the stories of Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene. Her active imagination gave inspiration to short stories and her first play as a teen. As an adult she has penned an award winning short story titled “The Battle” and “A Precious Glimpse in Time” published in an anthology. Her full-length play, “The Truth About Lies”, was staged at a theatrical festival competition in 2006. Although still in pursuit of a place truly called home, Pat currently lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and three cats, all of which claim rule over the house at one point or another. When her nose isn’t pressed to the laptop monitor, you can find her at the public library. Besides dreaming up her next novel, Pat also enjoys traveling, baking, camping, wine, and of course reading – not necessarily in that order.

 

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Feb 032014
 

authorphoto2 (426x640) (426x640) Today it’s our pleasure to welcome the ever-awesome Lindsey R. Loucks to the show! She’s talking about her debut novel which came out last year and was followed up with two shorter works – a novella and a novelette.

About Lindsey R. Loucks

Lindsey R. Loucks works as a school librarian in rural Kansas. When she’s not discussing books with anyone who will listen, she’s dreaming up her own stories. Eventually her brain gives out, and she’ll play hide and seek with her cat, put herself in a chocolate induced coma, or watch scary movies alone in the dark to reenergize.

She’s been with her significant other for almost two decades.

 

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Jan 182014
 

T.W. Luedke 201 x 233It’s always fun when friends drop by and today is no exception! Author Travis Luedke (aka T.W. Luedke) is a versatile writer with a new Young Adult book, The Shepherd. A departure from his steamy, sexy adult series, The Nightlife, this edgy new novel is a welcome addition to the YA Paranormal genre.

 

About Travis Luedke

Travis Luedke is a husband, father, and author of Urban Fantasy Thriller, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, and Sci-fi. He is currently catching a 3rd degree sunburn in San Antonio, Texas, and loving every minute of it.

As the author of the Nightlife Series novels, Travis lives very vicariously through his writings. He invites you to enjoy his macabre flights of fancy, but be warned: The Nightlife Series is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.

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Dec 192013
 

book back photo(2)This episode we take a different turn and explore the world of non-fiction. Our special guest, the awesome Deborah M. Gray, takes us through some of the strategies she used in her own non-fiction work. Deborah found her own niche and has filled it well! Join us as she shares tips and tricks about publishing a “How to” book. How to Import Wine: An Insider’s Guide has been praised not only for its savvy in the wine industry, but for being well-written and easy to understand.

About Deborah M. Gray

Deborah M. Gray, an Australian native, founded her U.S. wine importing company, The Australian Wine Connection, in 1992 with her family’s brand, The Cowra Estate, and a collection of small, family-owned wineries from around Australia, ultimately representing iconic, highly rated brands.

She has been a frequent guest speaker at wine festivals, judged wine competitions and conducted seminars at various events around the country, including Epcot and Disneyland. She served on the first wine board of Austrade in New York, predecessor to Wine Australia. Deborah teaches a course at San Diego State University on Australian Wine as part of a certificate program.

Deborah’s first book on wine importing and distribution, How to Import Wine – An Insider’s Guide, was published by Wine Appreciation Guild in August, 2011. In December, 2011 her book was recognized as “Best U.S. Professional Wine Book 2011” by Gourmand International. In March, 2012, her book was short-listed for “Best World Professional Wine Book 2011,” in Paris, a competition that attracted over 1,000 entries from 168 countries.

Today, the emphasis in her company, Bluestone Wine Solutions, is on consulting and assisting others with their importing needs and portfolios. She is also at work on a second wine business related book.

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Nov 232013
 

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It’s a real treat to have David Farland on the show this week. He’s a particular favorite of mine, not only because of his awesome writing, but because he is a genuine and generous, all-around good guy. Whether it’s helping out new writers or interacting with his fans, Dave is gracious and fun. Check out his wonderful interview!

About David Farland

David Farland is an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author with over 50 novels in print. He has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for “Best Novel in the English Language” for his science fiction novel On My Way to Paradise, and the Whitney Award for “Best Novel of the Year” for his historical novel In the Company of Angels, and the International Book Award for “Best Young Adult Novel of the Year” for his fantasy thriller Nightingale. He is perhaps best known, however, for his epic fantasy series, The Runelords.

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Nov 162013
 

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She’s back! That former intrepid reporter, current best-selling author and my good friend, LynDee Walker. And now she’s followed up her smashing debut novel, Front Page Fatality, with another success in her sequel, Buried Leads. Both are from her acclaimed series, A Headline in High Heels Mystery.

 About LynDee Walker

LynDee Walker grew up in the land of stifling heat and amazing food most people call Texas, and wanted to be Lois Lane from the time she could say the words “press conference.” An award-winning journalist, LynDee traded cops and deadlines for burp cloths and onesies when her oldest child was born. Writing the Headlines in High Heels mysteries gives her the best of both worlds. LynDee is a member of Sisters in Crime and James River Writers. BURIED LEADS is her second Headlines in High Heels mystery. Her debut, FRONT PAGE FATALITY, is an amazon multi-chart #1 bestseller. A Headlines in High Heels novella will be in the anthology HEARTACHE MOTEL, on sale Dec. 10, 2013, and the third novel in the series, SMALL TOWN SPIN, is coming in April 2014.

LynDee adores her family, her readers, and enchiladas. She often works out tricky plot points while walking off the enchiladas. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she is working on her next novel. You can find her online in any of the usual social media places or at www.lyndeewalker.com.

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